*Quick note – so many of you have found your way here from Baby Center & Pinterest – Welcome and thank you for visiting! I hope this step by step postpartum padsicle (or padsickle ) recipe is useful to you. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments, as I will be sure to answer them! Please also feel free to look at two of my other popular posts: 40 Questions to Ask on Your Maternity Tour of Hospitals and Birth Centers & What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag. Now, on with the show*
Making a baby is fun! It’s heart warming, sexy and thrilling through every stage of the pregnancy.
But, let’s be honest with each other, shall we? I try to keep the information on this blog unfettered and unfiltered. All real talk, all the time. Good, bad and ugly.
So, let’s get to something no one ever really talks about during their wonderful pregnancy experience…
Birthing a baby can sometimes be a different experience for everyone. But it is the same for everyone in one specific way – the long healing process.
A couple of weeks before my tiny baby arrived, our doula recommended that I prepare and freeze some padsicles. Never heard of a padsicle before? Neither had I. So I scoured Pinterest, took a trip to CVS, and got to work.
Padsicles are sanitary pads covered in healing liquids – specifically aloe vera and witch hazel. They are then frozen to help soothe a new mother’s lady parts. I truly believe the padsicles I made helped speed up my recovery time, and they made me feel loads better.
So if you, or a loved one, is about to push out a tiny (or not so tiny) baby, here are the steps to making Perfect Postpartum Padsicles.
2. Open the pads, but keep them on their backing plastic, because you will need to re-wrap them. Next, pour two tablespoons of witch hazel over the pad, a tablespoon or so of aloe vera, and about a teaspoon of oil.
Mush it all together inside the pad.
4. Tuck them away in your freezer until you come home after giving birth. Once you run out of the ice pads from the hospital, start to wear one of these. I recommend placing a towel underneath where you are sitting, just in case it leaks a little bit.
Can’t find some of the items? Here are some resources:
Did you find this helpful? Please also feel free to look at two of my other popular posts: 40 Questions to Ask on Your Maternity Tour of Hospitals and Birth Centers & What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag.
And as always – if you have ANY questions – please just leave them in the comments below 🙂